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Visa : Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa

From 15 June 2019, visa applicants have to apply online. 

 
In order to access online visa application, please go to https://thaievisa.go.th/Home

Applicants are required to set up an account and submit visa applications as an individual, or apply through travel agencies as previously, where travel agencies will submit online applications on their behalf.  However, supporting documents have to be attached and payment has to be made online through secured portal.  Applicants can either book an appointment to submit their passports and visa applications in person at the Embassy, or submit them by post (for those who are eligible to do so).

Effective from 1 April 2019, the Embassy will increase visa fees in correspondence to the changes in currency exchange rate. Click here for the new fees.

**Important notice**

Please note the validity of visa and permitted length of stay below. 

If you apply for single-entry tourist visa, you can stay in Thailand up to 60 days only. The 30-day visa exemption scheme is not included in the tourist visa, and the permitted length of stay remains up to 60 days. 

 

30-day Visa Exemption Scheme

 

Passport holders of the countries eligible for Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit (please click on the list for more details). 

 

Foreigners who enter Thailand under this Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme may only do so for 30 days at one time with a maximum of 3 times in a 6-month period by flight and 2 times a year for overland crossing.

 

Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption scheme must show the documents listed below at the port of entry: 

  • Proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand i.e. traveller’s cheque or cash equivalent to 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family.
  • Proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date (**otherwise a tourist visa must be obtained).
     

Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed here.  Foreigners who are of other nationalities who hold travel documents issued by these countries will not be entitled to the same privilege.
 

  1. Andorra
  2. Australia : Commonwealth of Australia
  3. Austria : Republic of Austria
  4. Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium
  5. Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil (****)
  6. Bahrain : Kingdom of Bahrain
  7. Brunei Darussalam: Negara Brunei Darussalam
  8. Canada
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark
  11. Estonia : Republic of Estonia
  12. Finland : Republic of Finland
  13. France : French Republic
  14. Germany : Federal Republic of Germany
  15. Greece : Hellenic Republic
  16. Hong Kong SAR
  17. Hungary : Republic of Hungary
  18. Iceland : Republic of Iceland
  19. Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia
  20. Ireland
  21. Israel : State of Israel
  22. Italy : Republic of Italy
  23. Japan
  24. Korea, South : Republic of Korea (****)
  25. Kuwait : State of Kuwait
  26. Latvia
  27. Liechtenstein : Principality of Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  30. Malaysia
  31. Maldives
  32. Mauritius
  33. Monaco : Principality of Monaco
  34. Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands
  35. New Zealand
  36. Norway : Kingdom of Norway
  37. Oman : Sultanate of Oman
  38. Peru : Republic of Peru (****)
  39. Philippines : Republic of the Philippines
  40. Poland : Republic of Poland
  41. Portugal : Portuguese Republic
  42. Qatar : State of Qatar
  43. San Marino
  44. Singapore : Republic of Singapore
  45. Spain : Kingdom of Spain
  46. Slovakia : Slovak Republic
  47. Slovenia : Republic of Slovenia
  48. South Africa : Republic of South Africa
  49. Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden
  50. Switzerland : Swiss Confederation
  51. Turkey : Republic of Turkey
  52. Ukraine
  53. United Arab Emirates
  54. United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  55. United States of America
  56. Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Remarks:

(**)Thailand holds bilateral agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports for a visit not exceeding 90 days with Brazil, the Republic of Korea and Peru. Therefore, nationals of these 3 countries are exempted from visa requirements and are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days.

For more information on countries that have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand, please see List of countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements with Thailand.

 


 

Tourist Visa 

 

Requirement

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for tourism and medical treatment purposes only.

For other purposes than tourism and medical treatment, visitors to Thailand must apply for Non-Immigrant visas.
      

Validity of visa and permitted length of stay    

Single Entry Tourist Visa :

Single Entry Tourist Visa will be valid for 3 months from the date of issue. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa.

However, the permitted length of stay is up to 60 days from the date of arrival in Thailand. Travellers should carefully check the immigration stamps in their passports regarding the exact length of stay to ensure that they do not overstay their visa.

Nationals of countries which are on Thailand’s Tourist Visa Exemption list or have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand will be permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 14, 30, or 90 days (please click to see the list for more details). Nationals from other countries who hold a tourist visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 60 days.

Multiple Entry Tourist Visa :

 

Multiple Entry Tourist Visa will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa. 

 

Travellers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand not exceeding 60 days for each entry within the period of 6 months from the date of arrival in Thailand. Please check the immigration stamp in the passport regarding the exact length of stay.

 

Required Documents 

 

For tourism and leisure activities

For Single Entry (stay up to 60 days) 

  • A current passport with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Travel booking confirmation
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel booking, invitation letter from family or friend in Thailand
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, sponsorship letter
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland (if applicants are not nationals of these countries) e.g. long stay visa, residence permit, BRP card

 

For Multiple Entries (stay up to 60 days for each entry within the period of 6 months)

  • A current passport with validity not less than 6 months beyond the date of depature from Thailand and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Financial evidence e.g. original bank statement of the applicant showing a balance of at least £5,000 (for 6 months) or a print out with official stamp of the bank
  • A letter from the applicant's employer (in the UK and addressed to the Royal Thai Embassy)
            If you are self-employed, you self-assessment and a company registration document are required.
  • Travel booking confirmation
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel booking, invitation letter from family or friend in Thailand
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland (if applicants are not nationals of these countries) e.g. long stay visa, residence permit, BRP card

For visiting or staying with family resided in Thailand (less than 60 days)

  • A current passport with validity not less than 6 months beyond the date of depature from Thailand and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, sponsorship letter from a third party
  • Personal details of a family in Thailand e.g. ID card, passport and the visa page or stay permit in Thailand 
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand
  • Proof of relationship to a family in Thailand e.g. a copy of marriage certificate / birth certificate / certificate of adoption
  • Proof of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

For recreational learning or training in related activities (e.g. scuba diving, boxing, Thai massage, Thai culinary courses)

  • A current passport with validity not less than 6 months beyond the date of depature from Thailand and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Travel booking confirmation
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, sponsorship letter from a third party
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand
  • Letter of acceptance from institutes or companies organising activities
  • Proof of legal residence in the UK or Ireland
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  • Documents in foreign languages must be translated into English and the translation must be certified  by the relevant embassy in London.

**Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.**

 

Visa Fee

Please visit Visa Fees page
    

 

Extension of Stay

Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau (http://www.immigration.go.th). The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

       

Additional Requirements
Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy. Therefore, travellers are advised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before departure.

 

Visa application for countries listed below, please click here for more details.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Peoples Republic of China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen 

Visa application for Nigerian nationals, please click here for more details.

 

Visa application for Iraqi and North Korean nationals, please click here fore more details.